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Dale Connally
Dale Connally

W. Dale Connally, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair
Director of Recreation & Leisure Services Program

Baylor University
College of Health & Human Sciences, HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, Texas 76798-7313
Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 110.05
Phone: 254-710-4004
Fax: 254-710-3527

Ph.D. Recreation Resource Management, The University of New Mexico, December 1995
M.S. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Baylor University, August 1984
B.S. Recreation, Baylor University, May 1983

Principal Publications:
Connally, D. (2001). Games with a Purpose 2, Nashville, TN: Lifeway Christian Resources.

Book Chapters
Connally, D. (in press). "Professional Development for Recreation and Sports Ministers" in Recreation and Sports Ministry: Impacting Postmodern Culture. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman.

Connally, D. (in press). "Evaluating Existing Programs to Make the Future Better" in Operating Manual for Church Recreation Centers. Nashville, TN: Lifeway Christian Resources.

Journal Articles
McMahan, K. & Connally, D. (1998). Adventure recreation: ItÆs more than meets the eye. Texas Recreation & Park Society Magazine, Summer 1998, 10.

Connally, D. & Rhodes, S. (1996). Developing an evaluation plan for your camp program. Journal of Christian Camping, 28, (1), 18-21.

Connally, D. & Rhodes, S. (1996). Survey says: Commonly asked questions about questionnaires. Journal of Christian Camping, 28, (1), 22.

Practitioner Newsletter Articles
Connally, D. (2001). "Research Trends in Day Camping", Recreation and Sports Ministry Newsletter.

Connally, D. (2002). "Bowhunting as a Tool for Ministry: A Look at the Ripley Study", Recreation and Sports Ministry Newsletter.

Connally, D. (2002). "Storytelling as a Debriefing Technique", Christian Adventure Education Institute Newsletter.

Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)

Interest/Specialty Areas:
Recreation and Leisure Services Management; Recreation Ministry

Research Areas:
Professionalism in Recreation Ministry

Courses Taught:
 Introduction to Leisure Services
 Program Planning in Leisure Services
 Leadership and Facilitation of Leisure Services
 Professional Issues and Practices in Leisure Services
 Principles of Church Recreation
 Field Lab in Leisure Services
 Leisure Service Management
 Leisure and Lifestyle Well-Being
 Beginning Bicycling
 Outdoor Recreation and Archery
 Backpacking and Camping
 Undergraduate Internship Coordinator for Recreation and Leisure Services Division(approximately 10 students per year)